A Se'nnight of Steyn is proud to announce a Senate of Steyn: This week Mark will be in Washington to testify to the US Senate on climate change. The fun starts Tuesday at 3pm in the Senate Russell Building and will be livestreamed here. Also present will be professors Christy, Curry and Happer, all of whom are quoted in Steyn's book "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists on Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick, and Their Damage to Science.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
The week began with the official launch of Steyn's cat album, Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, dedicated to Mark's own beloved cat Marvin, who appears with him on the cover and inside the album. It's the purrfect gift for the cat lover in your family, and available now from Amazon via CD or digital download, and also from iTunes. "Probably the best cat-themed CD release of the year," says this reviewer at Amazon UK. For our francophone readers, Mark and Marvin were profiled at France's leading feline forum, Bonjour Le Chat. We'll provide a few highlights in the coming week.
~On Monday, Steyn reflected on one Parisienne's blunt observation after the recent slaughter - that it's no longer about "just the Jews". Paris itself has moved on to the global-warming jamboree, which Mark discussed on the radio in Canada with Andrew Lawton. There was more climate-change talk the following day north and south of the border - and later with Toronto's John Oakley, when Mark addressed Justin Trudeau's belief that we had much to learn from indigenous societies. Click below to listen:
~Tuesday December 1st launched Frank Sinatra's centenary month. We marked the occasion with Part Two of an audio special featuring Steyn in conversation with longtime Sinatra conductor and pianist Vincent Falcone Jr. We also offered Mark's view of a handful of classic Sinatra tracks - "Try A Little Tenderness", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Goody Goody", "Pick Yourself Up" and "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"
~President Obama asserted that going ahead with the Paris climate wingding would be the most "powerful rebuke" to the terrorists. On Wednesday they rebuked him right back, murdering 14 Americans at a San Bernardino Christmas party. The reaction of the politico-media class was not impressive - and the passive evasive language of "radicalization" was even feebler, two days after Steyn had already noted the remorseless arithmetic of a Belgian "radicalization prevention" program.
~On Thursday Mark made an extended appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show to talk cat songs and terrorism. On the latter subject, as he said to Hugh, "all the stories are different, and yet they're all the same".
~We like to lighten the gloom a little at weekends, so Mark launched a new audio series of conversations with legendary songwriters. In the first episode of The Song Is You, Mitchell Parish, lyricist of "Stardust", Betty Comden and Adolph Green, writers of "New York, New York", and Phil Springer, composer of "How Little We Know", tell Mark the stories behind some classic Sinatra songs. For our Saturday movie date, Steyn celebrated the centenary of a great screenwriter, Ernest Lehman, and his favorite train scene.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week. Tomorrow, Monday, Mark will be joining Sean Hannity coast to coast on Fox News.
Don't forget his new cat album, Feline Groovy, is available from Amazon via CD and download, and also from iTunes and CD Baby. And for other great gifts for the Steyn fan in your family, please see our SteynOnline Christmas specials.